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Signs and Symptoms

After a concussion injury, signs and symptoms vary from patient-to-patient. Examples of some typical signs and symptoms that may occur after a concussion injury follow.

Physical

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance (dizzy/vertigo)
  • Fatigue
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Sound Sensitivity
  • Dazed feeling
  • Stunned feeling
  • Numbness/Tingling

Cognitive

  • Foggy
  • Slowed down
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Memory issues
  • Forgetfulness
  • Confusion
  • Slowness of response

Emotional

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • More emotional
  • Nervousness

Sleep

  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia